Tag: Basil Poledouris

Revisiting No Man’s Land (1987)

Revisiting No Man’s Land (1987)

August 9, 2017 | By

Review of No Man’s Land (1987), Peter Werner’s upper-B actioner, new on Blu from KL Studio Classics + links to vintage P.R. ephemera & the ridiculous bonus short ‘The Magic Beta Case’.

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Summer Tales, and Tributes to Basil Poledouris and Wes Craven

Summer Tales, and Tributes to Basil Poledouris and Wes Craven

September 1, 2015 | By

R.I.P. Wes Craven + reviews of Randal Kleiser’s Summer Lovers (1982), plus two doc tributes to the film’s composer: Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (1997) + Tribute to Basil Poledouris (2009).

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BR: Summer Lovers (1982)

BR: Summer Lovers (1982)

August 30, 2015 | By

After achieving a meteoric career boost with Grease (1978) and The Blue Lagoon (1980), Randal Kleiser took time off in Greece, and quickly noticed the swathes of young adults arriving by boat and plane, camping on the nude beaches, and engaging in assorted relationships…

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BR: Basil Poledouris – His Life and Music (1997)

BR: Basil Poledouris – His Life and Music (1997)

August 30, 2015 | By

Back in 1997, film music magazine Film Score Monthly (FSM) had launched the first volume in what became their only entry in the branded Film Composer Interview Series, and the roughly 50 min. doc provides a rare homey snapshot of Basil Poledouris

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BR: No Man’s Land (1987)

BR: No Man’s Land (1987)

January 11, 2014 | By

Filmed soon after Charlie Sheen’s appearance in The Wraith (1986), No Man’s Land is a slick action drama supported by executive producers Ron Howard and Tony Ganz, and features a script by Dick Wolf, then a contributing writer to Hill Street Blues and especially Miami Vice…

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BR: Blue Lagoon, The (1980)

BR: Blue Lagoon, The (1980)

July 20, 2013 | By

Film: Very Good BR Transfer: Excellent BR Extras: Excellent Label: Twilight Time Region: All Released: December 11, 2012 Genre: Drama / Romance Synopsis: Two kids must survive on their own and deal with blazing sexual attractions after being shipwrecked on a tropical island. Special Features: 1999 Audio commentary #1: director Randal Kleiser, writer Douglas Day […]

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Film Music at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival + Soundtrack Reviews

Film Music at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival + Soundtrack Reviews

April 24, 2012 | By

Just uploaded is a quartet of soundtrack reviews, starting with Howard Shore’s Hugo (HOWE Records), and a few horror titles from La-La land Records that didn’t quite make it into Rue Morgue’s coverage due to space issues… and were perhaps overlooked… until now: Danny Elfman’s epic Planet of the Apes (in a fat 3-disc set),Trevor Jones’ The Sender, and Basil Poledouris’ Spellbinder. Also detailed: specifics of the Film Music Sidebar Series at the upcoming Toronto Jewish Film Festival (May 3-13), including a few things involving me!

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CD: Spellbinder (1988)

CD: Spellbinder (1988)

April 23, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / S . Rating: Very Good Label: La-La Land Records/ Released: August 23, 2011 Tracks & Album Length: 15 tracks / (56:13) . Special Notes: 16-page colour booklet with liner notes by Randall D. Larson / Limited to 1200 copies.. . Composer: Basil Poledouris . . Review: Announced about 20 years […]

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CD: Breakdown (1997)

CD: Breakdown (1997)

July 30, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / B . Rating: Excellent Label: La-La Land Records / Released: June 7, 2011 Tracks & Album Length: CD 1: 12 tracks / (59:15)CD 2: 14 tracks / (58:20)CD 3: 10 tracks / (50:19) . Special Notes: 24-page colour booklet with liner notes by Jeff Bond / Limited to 3000 copies. . Composer: […]

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